Mappings

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Denis Cosgrove
Reaktion Books, Apr 1, 1999 - Education - 311 pages
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Mappings explores what mapping has meant in the past and how its meanings have altered. How have maps and mapping served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds? How has the practice of mapping shaped modern seeing and knowing? In what ways do contemporary changes in our experience of the world alter the meanings and practice of mapping, and vice versa?

In their diverse expressions, maps and the representational processes of mapping have constructed the spaces of modernity since the early Renaissance. The map's spatial fixity, its capacity to frame, control and communicate knowledge through combining image and text, and cartography's increasing claims to scientific authority, make mapping at once an instrument and a metaphor for rational understanding of the world.

Among the topics the authors investigate are projective and imaginative mappings; mappings of terraqueous spaces; mapping and localism at the 'chorographic' scale; and mapping as personal exploration.

With essays by Jerry Brotton, Paul Carter, Michael Charlesworth, James Corner, Wystan Curnow, Christian Jacob, Luciana de Lima Martins, David Matless, Armand Mattelart, Lucia Nuti and Alessandro Scafi
  

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Cosgrove (human geography, Univ. of London) asked 11 prominent international scholars to write essays "in the light of revisioned conceptions of mapping." These new conceptions are not succinctly ... Read full review

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Chorpgraphy the best

Contents

Section 1
69
Section 2
75
Section 3
86
Section 4
95
Section 5
96
Section 6
100
Section 7
103
Section 8
107
Section 16
159
Section 17
160
Section 18
171
Section 19
172
Section 20
199
Section 21
205
Section 22
232
Section 23
234

Section 9
110
Section 10
111
Section 11
133
Section 12
137
Section 13
140
Section 14
142
Section 15
158
Section 24
236
Section 25
237
Section 26
238
Section 27
242
Section 28
247
Section 29
262
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About the author (1999)

Denis Cosgrove is Professor in Human Geography at Royal Holloway University of London and is the author of The Palladian Landscape (1993).

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